Principal's Letter

On behalf of the Mission Basilica School community, I would like to welcome you to the home of the Swallows! Mission Basilica School is a Blue Ribbon school with a nurturing staff and rigorous academics aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Our school develops students with a strong sense of moral character and exceptional academic abilities who have the opportunity of being part of a history past, present and in the making. Here at Mission Basilica School, we recognize the uniqueness of each child, nurture their capabilities, provide them with opportunities to develop leadership skills and encourage them to achieve their optimal spiritual, academic, and creative potential. I hope you enjoy your tour of our school website, and we invite you to visit our campus.

Alycia Beresford , Principal

Serenade of Compassion

The Serenade of Compassion will be a night of: Silent Auction, Cocktails, Dinner, Exciting Live Auction, Dancing and much more! Invite your friends, purchase a table and have a lovely holiday evening at The Ritz-Carlton on Friday, December 5th. We look forward to celebrating with you!

About Us

Mission Basilica School is a Catholic Parochial school with single grade classrooms from Kindergarten Readiness through Eighth Grade. A Blue Ribbon school for academic excellence, we are steeped in a rich heritage begun over 200 years ago by the Blessed Junipero Serra.


Ideally located on the beautiful grounds of the Mission San Juan Capistrano, the school site is nestled between the Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Jewel of the Missions, and the Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, a National Shrine. We have been serving the communities of South Orange County since 1928.